Re: Logan Square labeling
- I'd go so far as to say that besides factually incorrect (the beat in
question is only one of many), this is slanderous.
if a company can be considered an individual, can a neighborhood?
maybe LSNA or somebody with "official" credentials can demand this be
--- In LoganSquare@yahoogroups.com, "Jill Snider" <jkatrina@e...> wrote:
> While perusing Chicago Craig's List for a roommate I came across an ad:
> $480 - Logan Square is Murder Capital of Chicago! Choose Lincoln
> How sad is that?
- "To have a complete dialogue, we must reach out to youth, make them part of
this discussion, and really listen to them."
I have to agree. No solutions will be found if we stay engaged in an us vs them mentality. There will be no silver bullets in the endeavor either. - wrs3
- Logan Square certainly isn't the murder capital of Chicago, but our
homicide rate is a very serious indicator, one that we all need to heed,
discuss and act on.
I have been encouraged by the dialogue on the listserve regarding gangs and
youth. The issues are complex. To have a complete dialogue, we must reach
out to youth, make them part of this discussion, and really listen to them.
They know what's going on. Maybe then, can we better strategize with them
to keep them and our communities safe.
- --- In LoganSquare@yahoogroups.com, "galtieri_ellis" <
> Logan Square certainly isn't the murder capital of Chicago, but ourand
> homicide rate is a very serious indicator, one that we all need to heed,
> discuss and act on.
> I have been encouraged by the dialogue on the listserve regarding gangs
> youth. The issues are complex. To have a complete dialogue, we mustreach
> out to youth, make them part of this discussion, and really listen to them.I hear you, but maybe, first, we could really listen to our other listserv
> They know what's going on. Maybe then, can we better strategize with them
> to keep them and our communities safe.
members rather than focusing on whether or not policitically correct
descriptions were used. The original post was about a person who was
intimidated outside the Dunkin Donuts while 6 cops sat inside. Unfortunately,
rather than acknowledging and addressing the incident described, everyone
got sidetracked about how the poster described the people who did the
harrassing. And I think that's unfortunate.
I would like to reach out to the original poster and say, I am sorry you had that
happen to you! I can tell you that, in the moment, dialogue is not the thing. The
police will advise anyone to call them first and let them sort it out. Did you
mention it to the police that you were harrassed outside? Do you feel they
police should have noticed it as it occurred?
- I think all Collette was trying to say is that the fellow who felt
intimidated could use some words of support - it's terrible to be put
in a position where you feel your safety is threatened, whether he put
that experience into words that resonated positively is really a
different subject...it's not easy to put an experience that shakes you
into an email, we should just remember that communicating via the
Internet has some limitations.
The original post for this subject referred to a listing from Craig's List.
The Dunkin Donuts note was a different thread.
- This is an on-going, open dialogue, one that has included many ideas
prompted by single posts.
I am offended by the characterization that I was not listening or that I
encourage only "politcaly correct" language.